Earthquake quavers 6 countries including Bangladesh
Published: 02:51 PM, 22 January 2022 Updated: 08:01 PM, 22 January 2022
At least six countries in Asia have been quavered with strong to moderate earthquakes within hours.
The earthquakes started on Friday (January 21) with India-Myanmar-Bangladesh, later was followed by Japan, Philippines and Indonesia. The strongest quake was felt in Japan. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean, however; no tsunami alert was issued. Several buildings, including roads, were damaged.
Bloomberg informed citing the Japanese state news agency NHK that several roads in the Oita and Miyazaki areas remained closed on Saturday morning due to landslides, falling trees and damaged water pipes.
The epicenter was reported at 45 kilometers below the earth's surface, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. However, no tsunami alert was issued. It can cause rocks or land slides. Everyone has been asked to beware of these.
Another strong earthquake like Japan's shook Indonesia also. The quake hit the country at around 8:30 am Bangladesh time on Saturday. Its magnitude on the Richter scale was 6.1.
The earthquake was felt in the central province of Sulawesi, according to the Xinhua news agency, quoting Indonesia's Meteorological, Climate and Geophysical Agency. It originated at a distance of 39 km from the city of Melonguan and at a depth of 12 km from the surface.
However, no tsunami alert was issued for the quake. No casualties or damage were reported immediately.
Another earthquake was felt in another Asian country, Philippines. The quake hit the country at around 3 am Bangladesh time. It's magnitude on the Richter scale was 5.4.
The epicenter was reported at 11 km from Baganga, Philippines, at a depth of 113 km. No tsunami alert was issued. No casualties or damage were reported immediately.
Earlier, a magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook the Indo-Myanmar border on Friday. It's effect has been felt in Bangladesh as well. The quake struck at 4:12 pm Bangladesh time.
The epicenter was reported 140 kilometers east-southeast of Aizawl in India and 32 kilometers northeast of Falam in Myanmar, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC). Its center was at a depth of 70 km from the surface. Although it originated on the Indo-Myanmar border, the quake affected Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Dhaka and other parts of southeastern Bangladesh.